Friday, October 19, 2007
Kuroda To Come To America
Rotoworld has the goods, 32-year old starter Hiroki Kuroda opted out of his 3-year $8M deal in Japan to come to America. He had a 3.56 ERA this season with a thrilling 123/42 K/BB ratio. This was nothing compared to his 2006 season though, where Hiroki lead the league in ERA, sitting at a cool 1.85.
Known interestees include the Mariners and Cubs. Scouts believe that he does not have a good breaking ball to get outs with, and will rely on his 95-mph fastball too much. Hopefully he won't be another Kei Igawa.